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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome! Whether you are a current postdoc, a faculty member who works with postdocs, or a prospective appointee, we're glad you are here.

Vanderbilt hosts a large cadre of postdocs who are integral to the research and scholarly mission of our university and medical center. We provide exceptional postdoctoral opportunities with rich mentoring experiences and resources. Faculty, students, and staff work closely together to examine challenging questions across a wide range of disciplines. As a result, postdocs at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and prepare for future careers while working with leading scholars in the biological and physical sciences, engineering, the humanities, law and business, and the social sciences.

Learn more about the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs here.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.


Vanderbilt Postdocs: an overview

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Submitting a fellowship or grant?

If you are applying directly to an external funding agency for a fellowship or other research funding while a postdoc at Vanderbilt, please tell us about the application you are submitting by completing this form.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us track direct-to-sponsor fellowship/grant applications and aid in our data collection and outcomes reporting.


 Academic Pathways Applications Open Oct 1, 2018

2018APTo continue to make strides on our campus in the education of the best and brightest students from all backgrounds and settings, and to embrace the diversity that makes Vanderbilt a leader in research and scholarship and a unique training environment for the next generation of thinkers and scholars, we must support the career development of future academics that reflect the diversity of our society.

The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship creates a bridge between academic training and entry-level faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

This program is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Office of the Provost with additional funding from the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate of the National Science Foundation. 

Applications for the next cohort will be accepted through November 1, 2018.  Full details about the Academic Pathways program are available on this website, including eligibility criteria and deadlines.

Learn more about the second cohort of Academic Pathways Fellows (pictured above).